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Is it okay for my sister to breastfeed my child sometimes?

Is it okay for my sister to breastfeed my child sometimes?

No: While some babies are fed donor breast milk, the donors are screened for diseases that could be transmitted via breastmilk, such as CMV or hiv. Each mother's milk is perfectly tailored to her infant's needs, including the age of the baby. Breastfeeding is more than just milk production, bonding and emotional issues are involved. There's no right or wrong answer but consider all the implications. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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My daughter is 13 year old and she pregnant is it safe for her and her baby to have a amniocentesis?

My daughter is 13 year old and she pregnant is it safe for her and her baby to have a amniocentesis?

Best answered by OB: The individual health issues of any patient determine the safety of a given procedure. A 13 yo is probably better able to tolerate this procedure than many that will need it if her basic health is good. Her treating physician is best able to sort out the specifics of her case. ...Read more

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If my father is having radiation treatment, is it ok for him to hold my 15 month old child?

If my father is having radiation treatment, is it ok for him to hold my 15 month old child?

Depends: As long as the kid is not showing signs of a contageous illness it is probably fine.Your dads oncologist should provide you with guidelines for any issues to avoid during treatment and for a period after treatments stop. ...Read more

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When is it safe for my child to sleep on her belly?

When is it safe for my child to sleep on her belly?

When they can roll: When babies can roll over, and do it well from front to back, it is safe for them to sleep on their bellies because they can push themselves over if they need. Of course, when they can roll from front to back and they go to their bellies on their own, it is beyond your control! ...Read more

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Is it okay for my baby to use a pacifier if I breastfeed?

Is it okay for my baby to use a pacifier if I breastfeed?

Yes: Sure a pacifer in the early stages of infancy can reduce the stress of being' a newborn.After a few months, most babies use the pacifier more as a toy and no longer need it.Using a pacifier in infancy, can reduce some stress felt by the infantt and reduce some of the 'need' to nurse constantlywhich is sometimes an important emotional need but, sometimes it is a consequence of needing to incr milk. ...Read more

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My wife gives our newborn premature similac bc some1 gave her a case of it for free and she doesnt wanna 'waste' it. Is it safe for my baby to drink?

My wife gives our newborn premature similac bc some1 gave her a case of it for free and she doesnt wanna 'waste' it. Is it safe for my baby to drink?

Depends: This depends on the level of prematurity. If you said to me baby was a 36 week preemie, this would not be a big deal. What did the NICU send you home on? Similac is definitely safe, however, I want to say, since that is your primary concern. ...Read more

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Is it okay for a nursing mum to take some alcohol. My baby is one month plus?

Is it okay for a nursing mum to take some alcohol. My baby is one month plus?

You choose: Your babies brain is adding new connections most rapidly in the first 2 years. We know from cases of fetal alcohol syndrome that there is a direct toxic effect of the breakdown products of alcohol on babies brain, (formaldehyde is one byproduct), so any alcohol that gets to baby may produce some harm. Some groups have suggested a little is okay, but I've seen far too many ADD kids to say so ...Read more

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My daughter is 13 months old she is sick, i gave her cetirzine at 6pm it is now 10 pm and i want to give her some bendrly will it be safe?

My daughter is 13 months old she is sick, i gave her cetirzine at 6pm it is now 10 pm  and i want to give her some bendrly will it be safe?

Why: What are you trying to treat? Both are allergy medications that have similar effects? I doubt at her age she is suffering from severe alergies that require high amounts of antihistamine, call your pediatrician and describe her symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my 2 year old breast milk since i just birthed his brother a week ago? My son is 2 years and 2 months old and now that he is a big brother he wants to have what his brother is having when i breast feed him. I tried very hard to breast fee

Is it ok to give my 2 year old breast milk since i just birthed his brother a week ago? My son is 2 years and 2 months old and now that he is a big brother he wants to have what his brother is having when i breast feed him. I tried very hard to breast fee

There : There is nothing unhealthy about your breast milk for your 2 yr. Old. I would recommend that you offer it in a cup though, as there is no reason to encourage your toddler to believe he should be treated the same as a newborn. Some regression in behavior is common when a new baby arrives, but it should not be encouraged. Instead shower your 2 yr. Old with praise for being the very important "big brother.". ...Read more

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What happens if I don't breastfeed my child? Will a baby be okay with just formula?

What happens if I don't breastfeed my child? Will a baby be okay with just formula?

Should do fine: I've never had a breast baby be allergic to the mothers milk, which can be a problem with formula. However, today's formulas are balanced nutrition for a growing baby. These are much better than the bovine home made formulas of the 50's to 80's and will assure baby can grow. You miss some of the benefits of breast milk, but you must do what you need to do to get through parenting. ...Read more

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What is the recommended duration for a mother to nurse their baby? My son is six months old and I am wondering if I can stop

What is the recommended duration for a mother to nurse their baby? My son is six months old and I am wondering if I can stop

12 months.: Ideally, it's great to nurse babies until 12 months old, and it's terrific that you've done it for 6 months already! breast milk provides the optimal nutrition for babies, so if you can continue nursing him as you're introducing solid food, that's great. If you stop lactating or have a medical reason to stop nursing him, then substitute with infant formula. ...Read more

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Hi. My wife is breastfeeding. Is it safe for her her to take Ibuprofen when she has a fever? Thank you.

Hi. My wife is breastfeeding. Is it safe for her her to take Ibuprofen when she has a fever? Thank you.

Ibuprofen: levels in breast milk are exceedingly low, and this medication is frequently prescribed for pain or fever relief in nursing mothers. Acetominophen (Tylenol) is another option. ...Read more

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I live with my mother and she smokes; how bad is this for my newborn?

I live with my mother and she smokes; how bad is this for my newborn?

Risky for your Baby: Babies that are exposed to second hand smoke double their risk for sudden infant death syndrome. They tend to be colicky, more prone to painful ear infections, have respiratory problems and may develop asthma, never mind the toxins they are exposed to. No one should smoke in a house with a baby. Ever. ...Read more

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2 months baby strongly refuses to breastfeed, she only accepts when i pump. Its breaking my heart. Is it safe if i put honey on my nipples for her?

2 months baby strongly refuses to breastfeed,  she only accepts when i pump. Its breaking my heart.  Is it safe if i put honey on my nipples for her?

No, ma'am: Honey increases risk of infant botulism. It takes a stronger "pull" to nurse than to suck from a bottle. Call the nursery nurses at your delivery hospital for the names of lactation consultants who can help you. Put baby to breast when she's not starving. Relax in a rocker, use a boppie @ hold her " en face", looking at you with her cheek on your breast, while you talk & mimic her good & coos. ...Read more

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Is it ok for my husband to taste my breast milk?

Is it ok for my husband to taste my breast milk?

Yes: Sure it is ok.This may serve as a control as to whether there is a change in the milk, if a baby begins having feeding difficulty. Years ago, a father discovered that the milk from 1 breast tasted appreciably saltier. His child had stopped nursing on that side. He was able to analyze the milk and found that it did contain a higher sodium (salt) content. Mom happened to have mastitis on that side. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my 2 month old baby to get her ears pierced or do I have to wait longer?

Is it safe for my 2 month old baby to get her ears pierced or do I have to wait longer?

Some done earlier: There is no age limit on the earpiercing, but generally advisable to avoid such when baby is ill/sick, having fever, not eating/drinking etc.. Otherwise, go ahead and maker her more beatiful. Just make sure you follow the care-instruction carefully to avoid infection etc... Congrats on the new princess and good luck. ...Read more

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Is it right for a mother to antagonize her son? Just wondering, thanks.

Is it right for a mother to antagonize her son? Just wondering, thanks.

Antagonism : Antagonism is in the eyes of the beholder, and the relationship between mother and son changes over time: what is appropriate maternal behavior with a 2, 12, 17 or 25 year old son will differ. Mothers are motivated by a variety of concerns, and may speak out based on personal and interpersonal factors; similarly, what a son experiences as antagonistic will vary. Perhaps "right" is not the best criterion; "effective" may be more helpful. Is the interaction productive, helpful to the son and also addressing the mother's concerns? Hopefully mother and son can look at the goals of the antagonism and find less upsetting but equally (or more!) effective ways of interacting. ...Read more

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What can I feed my baby and he is 7months?

What can I feed my baby and he is 7months?

Food introduction: By 4 months of age it is safe to introduce any food you want. Just start slowly and only introduce one new food per week. ...Read more